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©Copyright 2002-2008
[Shawn Nacol]
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an extramarital affair

by Shawn Nacol



2002 Eric Bentley Prize

First Place @ the 2002 Southwest Conference for New Plays

and a Finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award, Dramarama Award, Writer's Digest Award, & New Century Writers Award

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2005 Workshop (w/ Amy Poehler) @ Tribeca Theatrical Productions

2004 Developmental Reading (w/ Amy Poehler) @ The New Group

2003 Wolk Award Finalist Reading @ Abingdon Theatre Company

2002 Reading @ Stages Repertory Theater (Houston)

2000 Staged Reading  (w/ Tony-winner Marian Seldes) @ West Bank theater

1999 Finalist Presentation @ Dramarama Awards Festival (San Francisco)

1998 Staged Reading (w/Tony-winner Frank Woods) @ Playwrights Horizons


"A hip, sleek update of The Women or The Philadelphia Story."

 Nicky Silver

(Raised in Captivity, The Altruists, The Food Chain)


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One-fifth of first marriages end within 5 years and one-third end with 10 years. (1)

43 percent of first marriages end in separation or divorce within 15 years. (2)

Men are 31% more likely to be divorced than women. (2)


75 percent of divorced women remarry within 10 years. (1)

Younger women who divorce are more likely to remarry; 81% of women who were under 25 years old at the time of the divorce have remarried, compared with 68% of women 25 years old and older at the time of the divorce. (1)

(1) - First Marriage Dissolution, Divorce, and Remarriage: United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Advanced Data, Number 323, May 31, 2001. 

(2) - U.S. Census Bureau , 1900-1950, U.S. Census of Population: 1950, Vol. II, Part 1; 1960, Census of Population: 1960, Vol. 1; 1970, U.S. Census Population: 1970, Vol. 1, Part 1; 1980, Census of Population: 1980, Vol. 1. Part 1; 1990, U.S. Census Population: 1990, General Population Characteristics, (CP-1-1); and Current Population Reports, Series P20-514, "Martial Status and Living Arrangements: March 1998 (Update)", and earlier reports.

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